This seminar will focus on the theme of mother-daughter relationship by reading the works of Asian-American writers. We will examine how the life and experience of each writer influenced the writing process.
Class attendance / oral presentations / assignments / term paper
Reading materials to be supplied as handouts.
Reference books will be introduced in class.
Assigned readings must be completed before each class. Active participation in discussion is essential.
1. Writer's life and literary career 2. Themes (1) The mothers and the daughters (2) Mother-daughter dialogue (3) Ethnic voices 3. Critical approaches to fiction
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